Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in Uganda’s women. New cases of cervical cancer in 2019 were 6,413, and the number of deaths stood at 4,301.[1]

Cervical cancer is caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the most common sexually transmitted infection (sti) in the world. Over 34% of Ugandan women of reproductive age have HPV, making them highly susceptible to cervical cancer. Our educational programs are teaching women about the benefits of being tested. Your support helps us to expand our programs as we continuously work to end preventable deaths in Uganda.

Our Rose Uganda Fellow teaches girls about testing for HPV.

[1] https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/special-reports/why-cancer-burden-in-uganda-is-rising-1850952; 10/02/2019.

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